Ripping Loose or Calming Down?
By Alan Searing$14.95 USD
A Guide to Anger Management.
It starts off like every other day… the alarm goes off; you roll out of bed and get ready for work. As you leave you accidently trip over your son’s toys which you asked him to tidy yesterday before he went to bed. You bang your knee and twist your back.
You feel yourself getting annoyed.
Once in the car you move out into the main road and immediately reach a stand-still; the traffic is simply not moving. You have a 9 o’clock appointment and you start to get concerned.
The traffic is still not moving. You realise you are going to be late for that really important meeting.
Now you are starting to get irritated.
People are pushing into your lane and your stress levels are rising. What are you likely to do next?
Anger is a common emotion. It is the natural way the human body reacts to various situations. However, if you allow anger to take control of you whether in a physical or psychological way it can become a destructive force. When anger takes over rational thought is suspended.
Anger can ruin relationships at work, with your significant other; your family and even in social settings.
Most people would argue that they do not need ‘anger management’ but if you sit in that traffic jam and watch other drivers, you will SEE the agitation; you will observe people tooting their horns, smashing the steering wheel, and even yelling obscenities to other drivers.
Is that going to clear the traffic? Absolutely not. Is it going to set your day off on totally the wrong foot? Of course it is.
Alan Searing’s book is an in-depth guide into anger. What it is; what causes it; the long term damage both mentally and relationship-wise of not learning how to deal with it. And he offers strategies for turning from negative emotions towards positive ones.
In the book Searing covers some very meaty aspects of anger:
- Understanding the effects of anger on ourselves
- When Does Anger Become a Negative Emotion?
- The 64,000 question - do I need anger management?
- Do I know when I am expressing too much anger
- Does anger management actually work?
- Guaging our level of anger and understanding various diffusing techniques
- How do I know I have my anger under control?
- What should I do if chronic outbursts persist even when I have had help?
- What do I do when an angry person confronts me?
And Searing goes on to explore two societal challenges:
- The link between video games and anger
- Anger and gun control
If you as an individual even remotely suspect that you have an ‘anger’ problem, reading this book could be the most courageous thing you ever do. If you are reading this and recognize that someone in your life has anger issues, then buying this book for them could be the catalyst for them recognizing the damage they are doing not only to themselves but to all aspects of their life.